This Triple Chocolate Wacky Cake with Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries is perfect for chocolate-lovers and those with food allergies alike. An easy to make, fudgy chocolate chip cake slathered with a chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate-stuffed raspberries. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and free of the top 8 food allergens (but you’d never guess that when taking a bite!)
This allergy-friendly post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. All opinions are my own.
Valentine’s Day is on the way and what says ‘love’ more than chocolate, right? The more the better too. Did you know eating chocolate encourages the brain to produce endorphins, the chemicals that make people feel good? It’s true. Just one more reason to love chocolate!
When my friends at Enjoy Life Foods asked me to create an ‘ooey, gooey decadent dessert for Valentine’s Day’ featuring their baking chocolate, I was totally game. I love that Enjoy Life Foods makes a variety of foods excluding the top 8 food allergens so everyone can eat them.
As I began to think of delicious chocolatey things to make I kept running into barriers. It was a recipe that really needed eggs. Or dairy. Or nuts. That’s when my Grandmother’s recipe box came to the rescue. A little bit of tinkering with a popular vintage cake recipe and it’s Triple Chocolate Wacky Cake with Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries for the win!
If you are not familiar with Wacky Cake it was created during the Depression when eggs, milk and butter weren’t readily available. A chemical reaction between the cake ingredients (which includes vinegar but you cannot taste the vinegar) allows the cake to rise without the usual cake ingredients which became unavailable due to World War II.
I’ve read many tales about why the cake is called ‘wacky’. Maybe it’s the chemical reaction which you can hear when stirring the ingredients. I’ve also read it was developed by WAC’s (a female branch of the U.S. Army). But whatever the reason it is a fun and delicious fudgy, chocolate cake ideal for those with food allergies along with anyone else who loves luscious chocolate cake!
When making the cake, the dry ingredients are mixed together and three divots are made in the floury mix. The oil is poured into one, vanilla into another and vinegar in the third. When the liquid (usually water but I mixed prepared coffee and water as the coffee cannot be tasted BUT is deepens the flavor of the chocolate) is poured over the top and then it’s all mixed together.
Does this make a difference? Yes, in my findings it does. I had one mistake when the divot for the oil was not large enough and seeped out and I found the batter that round was much thinner; go figure.
I also have found Wacky Cake bakes very well at altitude. Baking gluten-free at 5,500 feet can be nightmarish and this cake comes out perfect every time.
This Valentine’s version includes Enjoy Life Foods mini semi-sweet chocolate chips in the chocolate cake, along with a chocolate ganache (made with Enjoy Life Foods mini semi-sweet baking chips and rice milk) AND raspberries stuffed with Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels.
Now let’s talk about these chocolate stuffed raspberries! If you want a quick fun treat, these are what you’ll want. They take mere minutes to construct and the flavor combo is beyond delicious. A fun treat for kid’s lunchboxes, for a light dessert or for decorating other things like this Triple Chocolate Wacky Cake with Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries! They really add the finishing touch on the cake making it perfect for the ones you love this Valentine’s day!
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